School Group Photographs, 1955
1955: Secondary Department Composite Panorama
This picture, taken on 10th May 1955, shows the entire pupil and staff complement of the Secondary Department of the school. It was made by 'stitching' together a series of conventional photographs. This electronic version was made in much the same way, requiring the original, very long print, to be scanned in six parts. A few faces are blurred. This blurring is present in the original, which would have been put together without the aid of computer image stitching. Click on the photograph to see the image.
1955: Infant Department Composite Panorama
This picture, taken on 30th May 1955, shows the entire pupil and staff complement of the Infant Department of the school. The location is the Infant Department playground, which is now the swimming pool car park. The building in the photo is now the Linden Centre. The photo was made, like the one above, by 'stitching' together a series of conventional photographs. This electronic version of the long photograph was scanned in five parts. Again the blurring of a few faces is present in the original. Click on the photograph to see the image.
1955: Primary Department Composite Panorama
After the Secondary Department and Infant Department photographs were placed on to the website, former pupil David Smart from Eckington in Derbyshire got in touch. He kindly provided the composite panorama of the Primary Department from 1955. Pictured in dappled shade in the school grounds in front of the Simpson Building, the faces of pupils and staff are remarkably clear. Please click on the photograph to see the enlarged image.